As we approach the end of a very challenging year, it is a good time to reflect on the good and bad during the last 12 months. I attended 1 meeting of our local pen club in mid-February and then came the lockdown. A few of us have been meeting via Zoom every few weeks albeit in smaller groups. 1 of the club members lives close by and we met for coffee outdoors during the summer. Of course, we brought pens with us to discuss and swap. Once the number of cases rose in the fall we went back to Zoom. In a way we’ve had more contact during 2020 than we do with our regularly scheduled meetings in past years. Our local pen show was cancelled, however, in speaking with our organizer, we may offer new resources to club members for things like pen repair. While it has been a year of challenges, it has been a year of adaptation and different opportunities for productive contact. Happy holidays to all and best wishes for the new year!
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